48 episodes

Lifestyle by Design is hosted by Karen Jacobs, an Occupational Therapist and a professor in Occupational Therapy at Boston University. Lifestyle By Design’s motto is “helping you solve everyday challenges.” Each episode will introduce you to extraordinary people who will share with us their stories of how they addressed a challenge in their lives, as well as professionals who will share their expertise on how to handle challenges big and small.

Lifestyle By Design: Helping You Solve Everyday Challenges | Occupational Therapy | Health and Well-Being | Self-Help Karen Jacobs: Professor in Occupational Therapy, Occupational Therapist

    • Self-Improvement
    • 4.3, 9 Ratings

Lifestyle by Design is hosted by Karen Jacobs, an Occupational Therapist and a professor in Occupational Therapy at Boston University. Lifestyle By Design’s motto is “helping you solve everyday challenges.” Each episode will introduce you to extraordinary people who will share with us their stories of how they addressed a challenge in their lives, as well as professionals who will share their expertise on how to handle challenges big and small.

    Understanding Telehealth and becoming your own health advocate with Brittany Ferri

    Understanding Telehealth and becoming your own health advocate with Brittany Ferri

    Brittany is an OT specializing in mental health and telehealth and is founder of “Simplicity of Health” which focuses on health literacy and giving people tools to make informed decisions about their health and be better able to advocate for themselves. She also shares with us an excerpt from her recent children’s book, “Why is there a person in my computer.” You can learn more at www.simplicityofhealth.com and reach Brittany at rsssferri@sbcglobal.net.

    • 18 min
    Achieving good posture and a guided meditation moment with Vicki Gold

    Achieving good posture and a guided meditation moment with Vicki Gold

    Vicki is an OT with decades of experience in the field. She focuses on a mind body system that she created called the ABC of prevention and fitness alignment breathing and centering. The ABC’s is a method that everyone, not just healthcare professionals, benefit from knowing. Vicki walks us through a few stories to demonstrate the power of this practice and walks us through a guided meditation. To learn more or reach Vicki, you can contact her at vicki@thera-fitness.com.

    • 14 min
    Life after a Traumatic Brain Injury with Katerina Dejkoska

    Life after a Traumatic Brain Injury with Katerina Dejkoska

    Katerina Dejkoska joins us from Macedonia. She is the director and producer of the documentary “Overcoming.” The documentary exposes how individuals cope with the consequences of traumatic brain injury that are different in any one of them, and most importantly, the documentary shows the possibilities of moving on with positivity after sustaining traumatic brain injury. To learn more, visit online and watch a trailer at overcomingtbi.com.

    • 16 min
    Creating an ergonomically happy workstation at your home office

    Creating an ergonomically happy workstation at your home office

    Sara Egglestion, a disability manager with over 30 years experience helping people be more comfortable in the workplace, joins us to talk about how to work in a more ergonomically correct posture and tips for us as we set up our home to be our workstation.

    • 15 min
    Discovering glass art with Jordan Fuller

    Discovering glass art with Jordan Fuller

    Jordan Fuller is a glass artist and owner of “The Glass Bar” in Needham, MA. The workshop offers different classes and lessons on how to make beautiful objects out of recycled glass, and they teach various glass making techniques, including stained glass, glass fusing, and dichromic glass. You can learn more and see examples at theglassbarboston.com.

    • 15 min
    The Functional Pelvis with Lindsey Vestal

    The Functional Pelvis with Lindsey Vestal

    Lindsey joins the podcast to share often overlooked but crucial for quality of life topics - pelvic health. She discusses the unique role OT can play with pelvic health as opposed to physical therapy. She is the author of the NYT Report “A Survival Guide for the Fourth Trimester: Practical suggestions for women dealing with the surprising things that happen to their bodies in the first months after childbirth.” She also offers online courses for other OTs and individuals. Learn more at kegelsthatwork.co

    • 23 min

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